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New Wayfinding Signage at the CR

A new year with new wayfinding signage and QR codes at 5 trailheads.  Download trail maps on your phone with a quick scan of the QR code at each of the trailheads.  Clarity to permitted trail usage is a benefit to users as well as the ability to protect habitat in the CR. Please remember […]

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TRAILS CLOSURES DURING LOGGING OPERATIONS

Please note that logging operations at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve will be starting up the week of Dec 6th, 2021. Please refer to the map showing the area and trails that will be closed to access (other parts of the CR are still open to use following usual rules and regulations). Two areas of […]

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Ontario Parks has made some changes to the multi-use trails at St Williams Conservation Reserve Nursery Tract. As indicated on the attached map, all trail access points along the N/S Walsingham Townline Road at the north edge of the CR will be closed off.  One new segment of trail will be added to the authorized […]

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Update: Multi-user trails Now Open!

Happy to report that the Multi-Use trails at the St Williams Conservation Reserve Nursery Tract are Turkey point Tract are now re-opened for use following completion of the logging operation. Please obey all posted signage and share the trails so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable ride Questions about the remaining closure can be […]

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UPDATE – Conservation Reserves is open for all recreational activities as of May 22, 2020.

To all Recreational User Groups and Researchers and Collaborators re St Williams Conservation Reserve reopening for all permitted uses   We are pleased to let you know that Ontario Parks has decided to reopen St Williams Conservation Reserve to all permitted uses as of today, Friday May 22nd2020.  Note that this is the only Conservation […]

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Habitat Enhancement Work Bee

The garbage clean up planned for this Saturday has been CANCELLED as too much snow in the ditches and woods. However, for those of you who might want to get outside in nature, get some exercise, improve habitat for species at risk, and/or collect some pine or balsam branches for seasonal décor we will go […]

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We don’t want your weeds!

It’s that time of year again when some people will be looking for somewhere to dispose of your garden green waste. Unfortunately, disposing of garden waste along the roadside near a natural area is one of the main ways that invasive plants are dispersed and spread. Invasive plants create a heap of problems when then […]

About the SWCR Feature

Our goals

Why Was The CR Established? Ontario established the St Williams Conservation Reserve so that: ‘…these tracts will be a flourishing example of extraordinary biological diversity representing their pre-European settlement natural legacy of ecological communities while protecting their unique cultural heritage and providing opportunities for compatible public land uses.’ — SWCR Management Plan 2007 – 2057 […]